District-Wide School Safety Plan

  • The Rochester City School District is committed to the safety and preparedness of its students, staff and its visitors. Our District-Wide School Safety Plan is an all-hazards approach to crisis management and focuses on mitigation/prevention, preparedness, response, and recovery procedures. 

    The District-Wide School Safety Plan is implemented at the time of an emergency at the direction of the Superintendent and/or his staff. "Incident Commanders" (Principal/designee) implement Building Emergency Response Plans when directed by their respective School Chief, Deputy Chief of Teaching and Learning or the Chief Operations Officer. In the absence of direction from Senior Administration, each Building Incident Commander (Principal/designee) is authorized and directed to implement this plan, or take other action as may be, in her or his judgment, necessary to save lives and mitigate the effects of emergencies.

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Public Comments and Feedback

  • The Public Comment Period is now open for the District-Wide School Safety Plan.  The 30 day comment period will end on November 21, 2019.

    Written Comments can be submitted by emailing RCSDSafetyandSecurityPublicComment@rcsdk12.org. The board will also hold a 
    Public Hearing on the District-Wide Safety Plan on Thursday, November 21, 2019.  The hearing will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the third-floor conference room 3A/B of the Central Office Building, located at 131 West Broad Street. | Meeting Details >

    Anyone wishing to speak at the budget hearing is encouraged to register by calling the main Board office at 585-262-8525.  While advance registration is not required for a public hearing, it is encouraged to facilitate the process.